Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It's the Right Time for Applesauce!

It's that time of year again! The time to go buy apples by the box and spend whole mornings jarring applesauce!
Every year my mom and I make homemade applesauce out of local apples. This year we had Fuji and Granny Smith apples from an orchard near my grandparent's house (we were visiting). Unfortunately, my mom didn't look at the name of the farm, so I can't tell you exactly. They were oh so delicious though. And now we have small footprint apple sauce!
My mom and I were trying to think of all the reasons why our sauce is better than store bought while we waited for the apples to cook down and here is our list!

1) Ours is flavored exactly the way we want it, not too sweet, and not too bland
2) The apples were bought directly from the farmer, so they didn't need to get waxed or have any funny preservatives sprayed on them, and all the money went to the farmer, not to the grocery store execs
3) The jars are reused for years and years, over and over
4) No added preservatives other than a little lemon juice
5) It didn't get shipped, so it used less limited fossil fuels
6) It costs a fraction of the store bought stuff
7) Exactly the right amount of chunks
8) The peels and cores (that didn't get eaten) got composted in our backyard
9) It was fun to make!

Here's Kenneth helping to dispose of the apple peels.

Sierra the dog helping dispose of the apple cores (apparently this is one of her favorite foods)

Mom cooking the apples. Yum yum!!!


Kenneth Finnegan said...

"all the money went to the farmer, not to the grocery store execs"
*nitpick* never mind those people working at the grocery store for minimum wage... */nitpick*

I don't even know what store-bought apple sauce comes it... Can't call you there...

Kristina said...

We still went to the grocery store, we had to buy sugar. And if we paid minimum wage workers a living wage then many of them wouldn't have to work because the family could live off of one wage instead of two or three. But then you could argue the small businesses couldn't function... I don't know the right answer little bro, why do you have to be such a downer? Everything in moderation.

DDRKirby(ISQ) said...

being cynical is addictive....

DDRKirby(ISQ) said...

"Gosh Timm[ie], where did this attitude problem come from!?"

Me: *looks at Kenneth*
Me: ...*points*